Student Scholarships

 

Kate Swift Reese Scholarship

The Kate Swift Reese Scholarship helps a Watauga High School graduate attend college.  This scholarship fund was started in 2009 by the children of Mrs. Kate Swift Reese, who was an indomitable force in the Beaver Dam area of Watauga County. Applications are due typically in March.

2021:

Cheryl Guthrie and Clint Reese, members of the Kate Swift Reese family, present Bethany Hicks with the 2021 scholarship.
Cheryl Guthrie and Clint Reese, members of the Kate Swift Reese family, present Bethany Hicks with the 2021 scholarship.

The Watauga Education Foundation and the family of Kate Swift Reece are proud to award the 2021 recipient of the Kate Swift Reece Scholarship to Bethany Hicks.

Bethany, who will be attending Milligan University in the fall, was selected for her outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and her desire to give back to the community.

2020:

The Watauga Education Foundation awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to Watauga High School Senior, Luke Smith.  Luke will be attending Appalachian State University.

2019:

The Watauga Education Foundation awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to Watauga High School Senior, Elizabeth Ward.   Elizabeth plans to attend Carolina Central Community College in the fall to begin her studies in animal science. She hopes to return to the Boone area as a vet.

2018:

The Watauga Education Foundation awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to Watauga High School Senior, Heather Miller.  Heather is attending Lenoir-Rhyne University with plans to pursue a career in physical therapy.


2018 Kate Swift Reese Scholarship Recipient Heather Miller with WEF President Dr. Don Presnell. (Photo courtesy of and used with permission from the Watauga Democrat.)

2017:

The Watauga Education Foundation awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to Watauga High School senior Debra McGlamery, who will attend Lees-McRae College and plans to pursue a career in nursing. Debra also received the Daughter of American Revolution Citizenship Award, which recognizes recipients’ qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.


2016:

2016 Kate Swift Reese Scholarship Recipient Casey Reese with WEF President Tricia Hall
2016 Kate Swift Reese Scholarship Recipient Casey Reese with WEF President Tricia Hall

The Watauga Education Foundation awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to Watauga High School Senior, Casey Reese.  Casey plans to attend Caldwell Community College in the fall and study Electrical Engineering.